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New York Times, Monday, September 2, 1996

6-Down : Stamp on mail from Mexico

Author:
F. Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Piscop.
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© 1996, The New York Times9/2/96 ( No. 17,100 )
Across
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Arrives : COMES
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"Dancing Queen" pop group : ABBA
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He loved Lucy : DESI
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Stick out like ___ thumb : ASORE
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Late newscaster Sevareid : ERIC
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"Did you ___?" : EVER
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Pen, but not for credit : GHOSTWRITE
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Kind of cabinet : FILE
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American, in W.W. II : YANK
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Extra-ample shoe width : EEE
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Contribute : PUTIN
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Bar mitzvah, e.g. : RITEOFPASSAGE
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Paris's river : SEINE
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Spooky : EERIE
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Jeans line : INSEAM
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Beavers' project : DAM
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An NCO : SSGT
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Pseudonymous surname : DOE
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Famous oversleeper : RIP
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Beer barrel : KEG
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"What ___ the odds?" : ARE
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Old gas name : ESSO
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Marked wrong : XED
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Farm horse : DOBBIN
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Dictation taker : STENO
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Advertising lights : NEONS
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"Bonanza" boss : BENCARTWRIGHT
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Love affair : AMOUR
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Ireland's ___ Lingus : AER
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Two-syllable foot : IAMB
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Hammer or sickle : TOOL
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Square feature : RIGHTANGLE
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Sicilian mount : ETNA
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Moose, for one : DEER
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End of a fishhook : BARB
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Desirable trait : ASSET
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Shrewd : CAGY
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Worker protection grp. : OSHA
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Night sights on the eastern horizon : MOONRISES
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Writer Caldwell : ERSKINE
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"Game, ___, match" : SET
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Stamp on mail from Mexico : AEREO
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Informed : BRIEFED
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Took the bait : BIT
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King topper : ACE
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Does bomb squad work : DEFUSES
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Mrs. Peron : EVITA
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Baseball bigwig Bud : SELIG
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"Goodnight, ___" (1950 hit) : IRENE
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Itsy-bitsy : WEE
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Tire abbr. : PSI
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Salty drop : TEAR
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Mountain : PEAK
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Partner of dangerous : ARMED
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One of six on a cube : SIDE
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Kitchen appliance : MIXER
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Incapacitates, illegally : SABOTAGES
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Sheepish look : GRIN
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Scores for Comaneci : TENS
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Shut (up) : PENT
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Alarm sounder : GONG
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Pertaining to kissing : OSCULAR
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King's widow, e.g. : DOWAGER
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Rumps : BEHINDS
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Cigarette stat : TAR
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Like some breath : BATED
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Nary a soul : NOONE
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Drug-kicking program : REHAB
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N.Y.C. subway line : IRT
60
Fr. miss : MLLE
61
Cop's route : BEAT
63
Tease : RIB
64
Sweet-as-apple-cider girl : IDA
65
Motorists' org. : AAA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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